Shah Jahan Mosque, Thatta

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Shah Jahan Mosque (famous as SHAHJAHANI MOSQUE) is the first mosque in Sindh region to be constructed according to the principles of Mughal courtyard architecture.


This mosque was built in 1647 during the reign of Mughal King Shah Jahan.
It is located in Thatta town which is at a distance of 100 km from Karachi.
The Shah Jahan mosque represents the height of tile decoration in the Sind.
The influence of mosaic on tile work is seen in the ceiling decoration of semi-domed and domed chambers, as well as in the fillings of interlaced arches and also in the panels. Various shades of blue on white, and some yellow or purple background produce a very soothing effect in the hot climate of Thatta.
The mosque has overall 100 domes and it is world's largest mosque having such number of domes.
It has been built keeping acoustics in mind. A person speaking inside one end of the dome can be heard at the other end.
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Tags : Mosque, Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan Thatta

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